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Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Landsat 7
Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Landsat 7
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Title: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Landsat 7

Description: On April 20, 2010, an explosion at an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in a major oil spill. Since then, emergency response efforts have been underway to contain the growing oil slick before it reaches the southern coast of the United States. Landsat imagery, acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on May 1 shows the extent of the oil slick. The Landsat data are being used to monitor the extent and movement of the slick.

Location: LA, USA

Date Taken: May 1 2010

Photographer: Landsat 7 image
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.

Visit the USGS Deepwater Horizon Response site to learn about how USGS is gathering scientific data and information on the environmental impacts of the oil spill to affected coastal habitats.

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Type: JPEG image - 7.03 MB
Dimensions: 3825 x 3638
Resolution: 72 dpi

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